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BC Integrated Land Management Bureau Moves to Accurate, Shared Spatial Data with Galdos

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Vancouver, BC, Canada, July 11th, 2006 – Galdos Systems Inc., a leader in Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) technology, announced today that the British Columbia (BC) Integrated Land Management Bureau is adding additional Galdos components to its current spatial database environment called the iTRIM (intelligent Terrain Resource Information Management) System.  The new components add quality assurance and data loading capabilities; the XML-based web services are also designed for integration with the government security infrastructure. Galdos contracted Laser-Scan, a world leader in spatial data quality certification, to supply the quality assurance aspect of the product deliverable.

The BC Integrated Land Management Bureau's Base Mapping and Geomatic Services Branch (BMGS) initially embarked on the iTRIM project to:

  • Convert its file-based archive of tiled BC mapsheets to an integrated feature-based spatial database environment;
  • Define and implement a sustainable data update and quality assurance process for automated maintenance of the spatial database.

"As agencies and organizations within both the public and private sector are dependent on accurate geographic data, we've been working with the Bureau to create a web-based spatial data infrastructure that encompasses and accurately reflects the geographic data of BC," comments Ron Lake, CEO of Galdos Systems Inc.  "In this next phase, we're building additional components of the supply chain for geographic data. This will dramatically increase the currency and usability of mapping data to all organizations, agencies and companies that use it."

Mike Sanderson, CEO, Laser-Scan, added "the iTRIM project represents a clear indication that the ability to re-use spatial data  is entering the supply chain. Measuring conformance is an important component to certifying registry data. Users will demand certification before they commit to using spatial data in their decision-making processes.  I am delighted that our partnering approach has extended to include a world renowned company such as Galdos. We are very pleased to be part of this project with the Bureau of Integrated Land Management."

iTRIM will incorporate the latest release of the Galdos Cartalinea Web Feature Service and Laser-Scan's enterprise spatial data quality management tool, Radius Studio.  In this deployment, Radius Studio is accessed as a web service by Cartalinea.The combination of these products will enable the iTRIM system to perform automated quality procedures on all incoming data. 

Galdos INdicio Web Registry Service will also be integrated into the iTRIM QA sub-system providing a central metadata repository for the iTRIM data.  This registry will ensure a clear provenance for all system transactions.

Galdos' Engineering Services assists organizations and government agencies move to an open standards-based IT infrastructure. In particular, Galdos offers extensive knowledge in the areas of GML, XML and web service technologies.

 

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About Galdos Systems Inc:

Galdos targets the rapidly growing Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDI) market.  Founded in 1998, Galdos revolutionized GIS Technology and mobilized the worldwide Geo-Web by authoring the Geography Markup Language (GML). The company is recognized as a world leader in the development of cost-effective systems for delivering GML and XML-based products for governments, government agencies and private companies that deal with geographic information. Galdos technology enables its customers to manage geographic information from multiple sources and share it across the Internet in real-time.  For Galdos' customers this means increased efficiencies in data sharing and significant cost reductions. For more information on Galdos, please visit www.galdosinc.com

About Laser Scan:

Laser-Scan delivers world-class, innovative business solutions for geographic information. Our technology is the result of over 35 years experience in the development of market leading database products. Laser-Scan offers a new approach to exploiting location data in enterprise information architectures.

About BMGS:

The Integrated Land Management Bureau's Base Mapping and Geomatic Services Branch (BMGS) provides the basic geographic data and mapping of the province for governments, business and the public, in support of all forms of social and economic concerns. BMGS is a recognized leader in geographic data and technology development and use, serving a broad base of industries and users in the natural resource, health, education, First Nations, NGOs and public sectors. A standards based organization, BMGS is also ISO 9001:2000 certified embracing quality management regimes that engender confidence in the geographic data of the province.

For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact:

 

Patricia Carlos

Marketing Coordinator

Galdos Systems Inc.

(604) 484-2768

pcarlosatgaldosincdotcom  (pcarlosatgaldosincdotcom)  

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